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Casa Corbino contemporary-dining-room

Casa Corbino

The wall is clad in pickled maple plywood cut into "tiles." Wall paint color: "Evening Sky," Benjamin Moore.
Photo: Whit Preston

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nanders wrote:
what is the brand of rug, gray with white stripes? Gorgeous! Thx.
   Comment   December 4, 2013
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Hi, unfortunately I don't remember where it came from.
February 14, 2014 at 2:51pm      Thanked by nanders
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chitownpc wrote:
Could you tell me more about the maple wood wall tiles & the source? - I love the look of the wood. Thanks.
   Comment   August 28, 2013
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Hi, the "tiles" are cut from standard 48"x96"x3/4" maple veneer plywood sheets, into roughly 32" long x 12" wide strips, with about an 1/8" reveal between tiles. They are finish nailed to a 1/2" plywood attached to the wall framing. The finish is an oil-based whitewash.


J.C. Schmeil, AIA | LEED AP
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August 28, 2013 at 7:45am     
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Sara Rao wrote:
love that blue color .. what paint is it and what color
   Comment   August 25, 2013
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Hi, the paint color is "Evening Sky" by Benjamin Moore.


J.C. Schmeil, AIA | LEED AP
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August 26, 2013 at 5:47am   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Because of something called the “mansion ordinance” in Austin, residents can build a house only as large as 40 percent of their lot’s square footage, or 2,300 square feet, whichever is larger. If Schmeil had built space over the dining room, he would have gone over the square footage allotment. So he created drama with a vaulted ceiling and a unique wall treatment instead. For the wall treatment, he collaborated with Roger and Paul Wintle of Texas Trim, who did all the custom cabinet work. They landed on a cool approach using 16- by 32-inch modules of maple plywood “pickled” through a whitewashing process. A ⅛-inch reveal leaves faint black lines to emphasize the pattern, which mimics that of the travertine tiles on the front porch. Paint: Evening Sky, Benjamin Moore

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Paint color and tile wall
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June 26, 2014
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June 26, 2014
Like the blue/purple!
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June 26, 2014
Tile wall ❤️
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June 26, 2014
white washed plywood cut as tiles
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wall treatment
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bedroom idea, up and over ceiling
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enclosed door for media room
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May 28, 2014
love the plywood wall.
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plywood idea for bathroom
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stunning plywood feature wall
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like the pickled plywood tiles
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March 23, 2014
loving the look of plywood
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March 19, 2014
Evening Sky
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March 9, 2014
Fire place wall idea
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March 7, 2014
I like this wall finish because it's high with panels, it's modern looking and all it has is a door frame, no door. The cost would be low. You would use this in a playroom for kids or maybe a kitchen. Cons would be that it's a little ginormous.
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March 6, 2014
I like the wall colors.
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February 16, 2014
blue and red
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February 12, 2014
Good idea for wall tile
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January 26, 2014
Plywood tiles for wall
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vertical tiles
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sound dampening wall?
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Plywood wall tiles
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plywood tiles on wall
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Maple plywood walls
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October 27, 2013
love the wood walls. we gave to do this.
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blue colour
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wall treatment, it's plywood!
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maple panels
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stained plywood cut into tiles.
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wall treatment
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August 28, 2013
wall tiles
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August 28, 2013
built in storage above the door. Go vertical w storage space
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BM evening sky
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Tile walls
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August 28, 2013
Cheep home depot tiles. Jennifer
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This paint color would be perfect with her bedding.
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unique and attractive wall treatment
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August 28, 2013
Nice touch with the tiled wall!
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whitewashed maple plywood wall
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family room idea
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tile pattern
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August 28, 2013
Interesting tile look wall treatment. Sound dampening?
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August 28, 2013
wall tiles which is 16 x 32 inc modules of maple plywood pickled throug a whitewashing process
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Above door shelf
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August 25, 2013
Black and blue chair.
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August 25, 2013
like the blue wall - maybe for the stair wall going into the basement - Evening Sky - Ben Moore -- also check the Beach Glass as a possible
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paint color evening sky Benj Moore
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August 14, 2013
Tile a wall! Very unique
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